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Diving & Snorkelling

WaterMaarq

  
Escape the crowds on an award-winning WaterMaarq boat tour from the lovely historic seaside town of Sorrento on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula.

Enjoy an ethical wildlife tour experience and connect better in nature on a more personal boutique up close eco boat tour.

Onboard their swift and stable RIB boats, swim with dolphins and seals and discover the hidden secrets of Port Phillip Bay as you snorkel the waters over the Great Southern Reef. Here you'll discover the beauty of the environment above and below the water with professional guides in comfort.

WaterMaarq's personalised approach gives you the confidence to enjoy life-changing marine wildlife experiences. WaterMaarq is based just 90 minutes from Melbourne on the Mornington Peninsula.

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Berth 1, Sorrento Pier
Sorrento Victoria 3943
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One and a half hour Dolphin and Seal Eco Boat Cruise

View of bay and reef from coastlineWaterMaarq Seal and Dolphin Eco Boat Tour is an award-winning 1.5 hour cruise exploring the gorgeous Mornington Peninsula bays and coastline. Explore local waters for seals, whales and dolphins sightings on a boutique tour for 12 guests. Cruise the glorious coast of the Mornington Peninsula and southern Port Phillip Bay. At any time of year you are likely to see gannets diving, fur seals playing, nesting cormorants, or a pod of dolphins riding the waves and frolicking about. See entertaining unique local wildlife on our boutique 1.5 hour seal, whale and dolphin watching cruise for up to 12 guests.

  • Service Facility:
Carpark, Family Friendly, Non Smoking, Public Toilet, Half Day or Less, Water - Motorised, Small Group Tour, Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours, Nature and wildlife, Basic

Two hour Dolphin and Seal Swim & Great Southern Reef Snorkel Tour

Swimming with Dolphins in Port Phillip Bay on tour near SorrentoAvoid the crowds on a fast RIB boat ride and enjoy swimming with dolphins, snorkel with seals and float with weedy seadragons on the Great Southern Reef. Unlike the larger tour boats, WaterMaarq we use 6-12 passenger RIB boats, for a fast, up close and personal wildlife experience You'll have the highest chances of seeing wildlife with highly trained, personable, knowledgeable and fun guides. Join an ethical wildlife tour, there’s no pursuit of dolphins, sightings and dolphin swims are not guaranteed, but when you do, you know it’s the best authentic interaction. If you are looking for adventure, these low profile RIBs will get you closer to the action Wetsuit, mask, snorkel and fins all provided. WaterMaarq Dolphin & Seal Swim Reef Snorkel Tour is an award-winning two hour boat adventure exploring the amazing colour and rich marine life of the Mornington Peninsula bays and coast. With no crowds, no hassle and almost no sea-sickness, enjoy a zoom across the bay from Sorrento with less time in transit and more time snorkelling the marine eco system known as the Great Southern Reef, with the incredible opportunity of your life to swim with wild bottlenose dolphins and fur seals.

  • Service Facility:
Carpark, Family Friendly, Non Smoking, Public Toilet, Half Day or Less, Water - Motorised, Small Group Tour, Adventure and Outdoors Tours, Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours, Nature and wildlife, Basic

Basic Freediving Course - Cheltenham

A student practices pool dynamic freediving in MelbourneLearn the ancient art of diving on one breath, personalised and tuned to you and your dream of swimming freely with marine life underwater. Adopt the core foundations with experienced Master Freediving Instructor, Marlon Quinn who has been teaching freediving across Australia since 2014. Discover why freediving is about so much more than just holding your breath. Take your skindiving and snorkelling to new depths with refined breathing and relaxation techniques, and find a place of inner calm in Victoria’s often challenging marine environment. If you are looking for a better underwater experience and to develop your aquatic adventure skills, these diving training methods will take you further.

  • Service Facility:
Carpark, Public Toilet, Extended, Small Group Tour, Adventure and Outdoors Tours, Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours, Basic

Portsea Ocean Immersion Wellness Retreat

View over Portsea Backbeach from Portsea SLSCStop, relax and reset in the beautiful Portsea Ocean environment, through a combination of meditation, breath-work, yoga and cold-water immersion on this small group 1-day wellness retreat. Foster deep relaxation, restoration and recovery. Find restoration beyond the toiling and surviving, through your own breath and the simplicity of immersion in cold water and Nature on the Mornington Peninsula. This one-day retreat is the perfect way to experience a reset. Stop. Relax. And Reset through a combination of meditation, breath-work, yoga and cold-water immersion. All whilst located in the beautiful Portsea Ocean environment on the Mornington Peninsula. Ocean Immersion Wellness Retreat Our one-day ocean immersion retreats foster deep relaxation, restoration and recovery from the stresses of everyday life. You will explore techniques for mastery of your own breath, mindfulness in movement, and cold-water immersion – all whilst located in the beautiful natural environment of the southern Mornington Peninsula. Our retreats run from the Portsea SLSC – located in the scenic dunes of Portsea backbeach.

  • Service Facility:
Carpark, Public Toilet, Full Day, On-site Experience, Small Group Tour, Adventure and Outdoors Tours, Nature and wildlife, Basic

Surf Survival Breathhold Course - Mornington Peninsula

Surfing Breathhold Training CourseBeyond fear, find your spark! Learn to accept fear’s presence in the ocean and spark the fun and freedom to surf in tougher conditions. Use your breath for improved confidence. WaterMaarq, since 2014, Melbourne’s premiere and most experienced local freediving school. Learn the ancient art of diving on one breath. Become calmer in all kinds of surf to enjoy the waves you want to with advanced breath-hold and wave hold-down training. Learn the core foundations with experienced PADI Freediving Instructor Trainer, Marlon Quinn and apply key breathing and relaxation exercises that you can use in the surf, and in the every day.

  • Service Facility:
Carpark, Public Toilet, Extended, Small Group Tour, Adventure and Outdoors Tours, Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours, Basic

2-Day Freediving Retreat Level One - Sorrento

Freediving Popes Eye Marine Park Port Phillip Bay over kelp reef and a scalyfin fishSea inside. Hear the call of the ocean and adopt new breathing and relaxation skills you can use in every day life. Much more than a freediving course, understand the underwater world and begin to move freely and calmly within it. Get to know yourself in the water and immerse with seals, fish & dolphins. Ideal for anyone curious about learning about how to be at peace moving freely in the water, without the pressure of performance. This entry level retreat is suitable for you if you seek to know yourself better in the water environment, either because you’ve heard the call of the ocean and are drawn to it willingly, or even if it represents negative experiences and fears that you seek to overcome to build new confidence. Through healthy, supportive and stress-free development in freediving, liberate yourself from the things holding you back and become happy and confident swimming freely in the sea, and life. Developing the skills and knowledge within your reach moves you towards PADI Freediver certification, available upon successful completion of the retreat. Located in the well-being centre of Mornington Peninsula, held at the rejuvenating Peninsula Hot Springs.

  • Service Facility:
Carpark, Non Smoking, Public Toilet, Extended, Water - Motorised, Small Group Tour, Adventure and Outdoors Tours, Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours, Nature and wildlife, Basic


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